Updated CDPH COVID-19 Exposure Guidance

May 6, 2022

Under the updated COVID-19 exposure guidance, vaccinated and boosted individuals in high-risk settings, which include dental offices, should test immediately after the close contact and then three to five days after the contact with day zero being the date of the contact. The should also isolate for at least five days if the COVID-19 test is positive or if symptoms start. 

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Boosters Required by March 1, 2022

February 25, 2022

Dental office personnel must receive the full initial course of vaccination and, once they are eligible, to receive a booster. Offices have until March 1, 2022 to comply with the booster verification requirement.

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Get Boosted by Feb 1, 2022 and Mask Up Now

December 29, 2021

SF temporarily tightens universal indoor masking requirement & augments vaccination requirement amid Omicron surge, requiring boosters for workers in dental offices by Feb 1, 2022.

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SF Exempt From State's New Mask Mandate

December 15, 2021

San Francisco offices and gyms where everyone is fully vaxxed will not need to return to masking, after California on Tuesday granted last-minute exemptions from its new, universal face mask rule to some counties. The change "acknowledges the hard work of the people of San Francisco throughout the pandemic,” San Francisco’s Department of Public Health said. Contra Costa and Marin

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CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility

October 22, 2021

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations. For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 month

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Proof of Vaccination Required for Dental Office Personnel

August 12, 2021

Healthcare workers (i.e., dental office staff) must be fully vaccinated by October 13.

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August 11, 2021

SFPUC is stepping up office amalgam/wastewater inspections.

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Masks Required Indoors

August 3, 2021

Starting today, residents of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma counties must wear masks indoors in public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

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CDPH - Mask Indoors

July 29, 2021

New CDC Guidelines, and the CDPH, recommends masking indoors to slow the spread of COVID-19 & the Delta Variants.  

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Proof of Vaccination Required

July 27, 2021

Health care workers and state employees must be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing and wear masks

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Mask Up - 7/16/2021

July 20, 2021

Bay Area health officials, including in San Francisco, are encouraging all residents to wear masks indoors, whether vaccinated against COVID-19 or not.Read More Get the latest signage from SFDPH atCOVID-19 Outreach Toolkit | San Francisco (

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